Is it better to live and make mistakes or to be cautious and well-reasoned?

LilyoftheLake
This goes in line with some of my earlier questions. I'm extremely torn between trying to think things through and do the Right thing, and just going with it - acting before thinking. I'm scared life will pass by, or that I will regret so much of what I've done.

For example, a body count can't be lowered. AIDS can't be taken back, nor a pregnancy. A failed class is a spot on a record. Drinking can lead to so much misery (as I learned when I was young).

On the other hand, what if life passes you by? What if you get to be forty or fifty, and realize your youth was wasted on things that didn't matter?

I want to hear y'all's thoughts on this. Act and regret what you've done, or think and regret what you haven't?
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Is it better to live and make mistakes or to be cautious and well-reasoned?
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